Regulations - Foundation Studies


The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies – CertFoundSt

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme a student needs to:

a (i) completed secondary schooling to at least NCEA Level 2, and achieved a minimum of 42 credits at NCEA level 2 at a Merit standard, with no fewer than 12 credits in each of three subjects including Mathematics, or the equivalent as approved by the Board of Studies

and

(ii) a level of English language proficiency equivalent to a score of 5.0, with no band less than 4.5, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or alternative English language test approved by this University

or

b (i) completed secondary schooling to at least NCEA Level 2, and achieved a minimum of 42 credits at NCEA level 2 at a Merit standard, with no fewer than 12 credits in each of three subjects including Mathematics, or the equivalent as approved by the Board of Studies

and

(ii) level of English language proficiency equivalent to a score of 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or alternative English language test approved by this University

or

c (i) completed secondary schooling to at least NCEA Level 2, and achieved a minimum of 42 credits at NCEA level 2 at an Excellence standard, with no fewer than 12 credits in each of three subjects including Mathematics, or the equivalent as approved by the Board of Studies

and

(ii) a level of English language proficiency equivalent to a score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or alternative English language test approved by this University

Duration

2 a A student admitted under Regulation 1a must pass courses with a total value of 120 points and will normally complete within 12 months.

b A student admitted under Regulation 1b must pass courses with a total value of 120 points and will normally complete within 9 months.

c A student admitted under Regulation 1c must pass courses with a total value of 90 points and will normally complete within 6 months.

Structure and Content

3 a A student enrolled for this certificate must complete the requirements as listed in the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies Schedule

and

b (i) achieve at least 65% in CTFOUND 10F English for Academic Purposes or CTFOUND 50F English for Research Purposes

or

(ii) achieve at least 50% in CTFOUND 10F English for Academic Purposes or CTFOUND 50F English for Research purposes and have passed an IELTS examination with an overall score of at least 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 in the academic module

or

(iii) have completed the Foundation Certificate for Academic Purposes or English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies from the English Language Academy, with a C- or higher.

4 a In exceptional circumstances a student may enrol in a Stage I course from this University with the approval of the Deputy Head of College Academic and the Associate Dean (Academic) of the faculty offering the course in which the student wishes to enrol.

b Credit may be granted toward a bachelors degree or diploma at this University for any Stage I course(s) completed under Regulation 4a.

5 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

6 A student must complete all required class work and written examinations which will be similar in standard and content to NCEA Level 3.

7 The programme of study of each student must be approved by the Deputy Head of College Academic.

Admission to University

8 A student who satisfactorily completes the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies will be deemed to have the equivalent of University Entrance.

University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies (CertFoundSt) Schedule

A student who has to complete 90 points must satisfy the following requirements:

10 points: CTFOUND 40F

80 points from CTFOUND 41F–52F or other courses approved by the Deputy Head of College Academic

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

40 points: CTFOUND 10F

80 points from CTFOUND 11F–22F or other courses approved by the Deputy Head of College Academic

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